Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Let's Be Crazy

By: Jenifer Metzger

Has God ever told you to do something that made no sense to your mind? That went against the grain of the world? He often does that of His people. Tells us to do things that have the world looking at us like we have lost our minds.

God says, "Give your last twenty dollars to that person." The world says, "Save it! You'll need it later!" God says, "Go to a third world country for a week long missions trip." The world says, "Go on a fun vacation instead." God says, "Quit your job and go work here, I have a plan." The world says, "No! Keep climbing that ladder." God says, "Give your tithe to the church." The world says, "Buy this instead."

Let's Be Crazy #faith #christianliving

The world counters everything God tells us, striking fear, confusion, and doubt in our hearts. We lose faith in God's plan because of the unknown.

Even living for God seems crazy to the world. We pray to someone we don't see, we go to church week after week, we give our money to a church, we don't do certain things the world does, we don't watch movies the world watches, and we don't say words the world says. The world looks at us and thinks it is insane to live like this, for a Person we can't even see or touch.

By faith we understand that the universe was
created by the word of God, so that what is seen
was made from things that are not visible.
Hebrews 11:3

Recently I heard an interview with Mark Hall of Casting Crowns. He said, "What if you came home and saw your neighbor building a giant boat the size of a football field in his front yard and he tells you God told him to. You would think that guy is crazy. We need people with that crazy faith."

Mark goes on to say, "We need people who love like crazy, serve like crazy, who give like crazy." My pastor often says, "Get comfortable being different." We are going to be different from the world, that is the whole point. We are to be in this world, yet not of this world. God needs us to look different from the world. He needs us to point people to Him.

Do not be conformed to this age, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind,
so that you may discern what is the good,
pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2

We need to stop worrying about what the world thinks and start living heaven-minded. We need to stop fearing the world and start fearing God. It is time for Christians to rise up and start living like crazy people. Obeying God with a crazy faith. Walking in crazy faith. Loving like crazy. Sharing joy like crazy. Giving like crazy.

Let's be crazy women for God.

1. What is something God has asked of you that seemed crazy to the world?
2. Do you find it hard to live "crazy" with the world looking at you? How can you switch your focus from the world to God?

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